Emergency Physician Survey on Firearm Injury Prevention

Where Can We Improve?

David A. Farcy, MD; Nicole Doria, MD; Lisa Moreno-Walton, MD, MS, MSCR; Hannah Gordon, MD, MPH; Jesus Sánchez, PhD; Luigi X. Cubeddu, MD, PhD; Megan L. Ranney, MD, MPH


Western J Emerg Med. 2021;22(2):257-265. 

In This Article


Emergency physicians, whether firearm owners or not, believe in the importance of screening and counseling to reduce risk of firearm injury among at-risk patients. Nonetheless, further training, resources, and innovative interventions are needed to aid EPs in accurate identification and management of these high-risk patients. Additional resources are also needed to increase knowledge about personal safety from firearm injury in the ED.